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Rome gets 3-2 walk-off win over Lexington with Ellison walk

It wasn’t a story book finish, but the Rome Braves got the best of the Lexington Legends Friday night 3-2. With the bases loaded and nobody out, Justin Ellison drew a walk-off walk for the game-winning RBI. A much anticipated start by Kolby Allard on Ozzie Albies bobblehead night at State Mutual Stadium got Rome off to a great start, keeping the game tied at two apiece into the ninth.

It wasn’t a story book finish, but the Rome Braves got the best of the Lexington Legends Friday night 3-2. With the bases loaded and nobody out, Justin Ellison drew a walk-off walk for the game-winning RBI.

A much anticipated start by Kolby Allard on Ozzie Albies bobblehead night at State Mutual Stadium got Rome off to a great start, keeping the game tied at two apiece into the ninth.

The left-handed prospect, Allard, was one of two first-round draft picks for Atlanta in 2015. (The other was right-handed pitcher Mike Soroka, current Rome Braves teammate). His addition to Rome now gives the Rome Braves three first round draft picks in their rotation.

His brief stint in Rome before coming back, he had an 8.25 ERA in 12 IP.

Kolby Allard for Danville Braves – 1.32 ERA, 4 ER, 0.84 WHIP, .186 Opp BA in 27 IP.

Allard’s final line Firday night – 5 IP, 1 R (unearned), 3 H, 1 BB, 4 K

 

Catching prospect, Jonathan Morales went 3-for-4, including two doubles, and a run. Morales had an incredible April, slashing .295/.313/.436, but since then his bat has dropped off. With a good night tonight, maybe this Miami-Dade alum has regained some confidence at the plate.

Ray-Patrick Didder had a 2-for-4 night, including a run, while Kevin Josephina and Yeudi Grullon each had a hit apiece.

For a full recap from the Rome Braves, click HERE.

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